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The information we know on toxins is vast and growing. WWYW doesn’t want you to feel overwhelmed. Introduction to WWYW details the history of toxins, their impact on our health, and the role of the Tight Box Syndrome (when energy efficient buildings can’t breathe, allowing harmful toxins to build up). The course then introduces how WWYW and its three categories— Natural, Sustainable, and Responsible — create a system for helping us all to make healthier, thoughtful and responsible choices for our lifestyles.
Just as the food world has realized that natural and simple is best, WWYW believes that the Natural category plays a crucial role in keeping our living spaces healthy. What exactly is Natural? In The Natural Approach, learn about the role of green and environmental chemistry in defining Natural, current practices and trends in Natural home furnishings and building materials, and how we can use the Natural category to make healthy and wise choices for our living spaces.
While we’ve all heard about “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” the Sustainability and Innovation course takes the sustainability conversation to a new level. The recycling movement has come far from its early days and has grown beyond merely recycling bottles and cans. What exactly is Sustainable? Learn about the two main aspects of sustainability: repurposed resources and renewable resources, including the role of innovation, energy efficiency, and life cycle assessments, and about how we can use the Sustainable category to make healthy and wise choices for our homes.
In the previous courses, we learned that toxins, both manmade and natural, exist throughout our living spaces. How do we manage harmful chemicals responsibly and keep our homes healthy? What exactly does Responsible mean? In Making Responsible Choices, learn about off-gassing techniques and products for managing toxins and chemicals and how to use the Responsible category to make wise choices for our living environments.
The WWYW Designation is the most straightforward representation that a product or provider is making choices with the most up to date knowedge and clear-eyed insight and with a committed focus on wellness within the living environment.
Our four courses are approved for continuing education credits for NAHB designations. Eligible for ASID and IIDA Health and Safety CEU Credits.